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Re: 1600 turns?? (fwd)
Original poster: "Ed Phillips by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: Tesla List Moderator <mod1-at-poodle.pupman-dot-com>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2001 11:49:39 -0600
> From: ebyng <ebyng-at-netlimit-dot-com>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: 1600 turns??
> Hello again...
> I have been running a secondary thats 4.5 inches dia, with 775 turns 22awg
> mag wire.
> I just read on someones coil page that the optimum # of windings is
> actually 1600!
> The catch is that everyone else that I've met, heard, etc. says that their
> running anything from 500 to 2000 turns.
> What IS the optimum # of windings??
Whatever it takes to resonate your particular coil (with top load, of
course) at the frequency at which you choose to operate. Unless someone
has strong experience to the contrary, I think the "optimum turns"
concept is nonsense.